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NIEF, old Eng. law. A woman born in vassalage. In Latin she was called Nativa.

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The purpose of the Mindset List goes beyond reminding professors to update their references, said Tom McBride, an English professor at Beloit who helps Nief compile the list.
The internet has always been a part of their daily lives," said Nief.
NIEF Plastic's sales amount to around FFr 460 million, for a workforce of 600 people.
The Beloit College Mindset List is the creation of Beloit's Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Emeritus Public Affairs Director Ron Nief.
McBride and Nief say the Mediasite webcast is the perfect avenue to explain how the list originated, and why it's become such a cultural phenomenon.